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Gotta love the Brits

Instead of talking about it they go out and try things:

YouTube - YachtingMonthly's Channel

Cool beans.
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She looks to still have a rudder....sailing a boat without one is way harder then one locked mid ships.
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What is it about the Brits ? I'm Australian of Irish/English ancestry so I have something of a love hate relationship with the English (especially when they are beating us at cricket ) but you have to admire so much about them.

Think of Francis Chichester....round the world single handed, most of the time pissed as a newt on Gin and Tonic. Way to go Francis.

Yachting Monthly is a fabulous magazine. Unfortunately by the time it gets down here it is hellishly expensive but always worth a read and while not wishing to laud the opposition the YBW website is well worth visiting.

For a glimpse at all that is good about the Brits...check out friend of the Wombat , Dylan Winter and his 'Keep Turning Left' saga. if you can take your rivetting at a very slow pace, then this is rivetting indeed. (search u-tube for 'keep turning left' or go to

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As an American who lived and sailed in the UK for a year my comment is mostly relative to Americans and western Europeans. We don't have anything like the normal conditions in the EU, or that attitude toward training, certification, and practice. My opinion; others may difference.
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As an American who lived and sailed in the UK for a year my comment is mostly relative to Americans and western Europeans. We don't have anything like the normal conditions in the EU, or that attitude toward training, certification, and practice. My opinion; others may difference.

I would agree with that...were not as traditional to be sure....I was only making an observation about the rudder....as I have seen this numerous times by others...yes the principals are the same but the outcome will be quite harder to achieve sans rudder completely....Still very viable information to store away in the ol noggin.
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I would agree with that...were not as traditional to be sure....I was only making an observation about the rudder....as I have seen this numerous times by others...yes the principals are the same but the outcome will be quite harder to achieve sans rudder completely....Still very viable information to store away in the ol noggin.
Actually I'm not sure the boat has a rudder.

I think the piece under the boat that looks like a rudder is part of the hull. The two fittings top and bottom in the centre of the transom look like rudder pintles where the rudder used to be. I also can't see a wheel or a tiller.

I believe the rudder was removed.

Using body weight on a little boat obviously works - on my boat (44ft, 12t) it would have the boat chuckling in disbelief at the efforts of mortals. Using the drogue is quite clever too but whilst it would get you heading in the right direction, you may not live long enough to make landfall.

For me the trimming of the sails is the best choice and the video shows just how effective that can be.

Thanks for the video - worth watching
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What is it about the Brits ?.

Think of Francis Chichester....round the world single handed, most of the time pissed as a newt on Gin and Tonic. Way to go Francis.

For a glimpse at all that is good about the Brits...check out friend of the Wombat , Dylan Winter and his 'Keep Turning Left' saga. if you can take your rivetting at a very slow pace, then this is rivetting indeed. (search u-tube for 'keep turning left' or go to

Keep Turning Left
Those who appreciate some of our UK sailing eccentricities may also find the Jester Challenge of interest

This is a good set of videos.
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They removed the rudder before going out, so yes what you see are the pintles.
Another interesting sailor is Roger Taylor: Introduction to the junk-rigged Corribee Mingming
+I totally agree with the Wombat, go to Keep Turning Left, pay the $4.99 and enjoy the videos!
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